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Wolverines become a brand new team in the second half
Date: February 7, 2012
Site: Ann Arbor, MI (Oosterbaan Field House)
Score: Michigan 15, Oakland 6
Next U-M Event: Saturday February 11, 2012 in Ann Arbor, against University of Detroit Mercy and Michigan DII opponent TBA, 2:00 and 4:00 respectively
ANN ARBOR—The Michigan women's club lacrosse team found redemption from Sunday's loss against Adrian College. They took on Oakland University and made their breakaway early in the second half.
The game had a low-scoring start when senior Maddie Palmer put up the first goal of the night. With only ten minutes left in the first half, Oakland had yet to score.
Eventually the Golden Grizzlies felt the pressure and chased Michigan into a 3-3 tie. The Wolverines were hungry for a win. They managed to take a two-goal advantage before the end of the first half.
"We didn't play so great in the first half, up to our potential," said sophomore attacker Carly King. "We really picked it up after a lively half-time talk."
When the Wolverines came back out to the field, they played like a different team.
Sophomore Sarah Norris was satisfied with the results, but she feels that there is always room for improvement. She called it, "a new learning experience" but a "fairly strong performance."
The Mezwa sisters played an outstanding game with an accumulation of five goals and three additional shots between the two. Freshman attacker Katie Mezwa was the high scorer of the night.
It was assisted goals one after the next for the Wolverines. Michigan had momentum and they had no intentions of slowing down. They increased their lead advantage to where Oakland knew trying to rally would prove pointless.
At the sound of the buzzer, Michigan won 15-6. The Wolverines will return to practice tomorrow before a triple threat weekend.